(Nalluri, Bharat) Bharat Nalluri is a British director of Indian descent. He came to the fore in the UK directing the pilots for three game changing BBC dramas: Spooks, Hustle (which he co-created) and Life On Mars. Spooks went on to earn the BAFTA for best drama, Hustle gave him a Directors Guild nomination, and Life On Mars garnered the International Emmy for best drama. He followed these projects with Tsunami: The Aftermath, a HBO mini-series which dealt with the harrowing events of the 2004 Asian Tsunami. For his work on the series, he was nominated for an Emmy as outstanding director. Cast members Chiwetel Ejiofor and Toni Collete both received Golden Globe nominations. Next, came the feature film Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (Focus Films/Universal), starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams. A commercial and critical success in the US, the film led to work at Warners, Sony, Fox and numerous other studios and networks, including a return to his roots when he helmed the feature version of his tv show Spooks: The Greater Good. His most recent project, The Man Who Invented Christmas, is set for a worldwide release on Thanksgiving weekend, 2017. The movie stars Dan Stevens and Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer. Nalluri is currently developing a number of feature projects in the UK, US, and New Zealand.